In this exhibit, the visitor observes how oil from an underground reservoir is pumped to the surface by a beam pump.
Throughout the last decades, oil has become the most common and important source of energy, but production is both dangerous and time consuming.To extract crude oil, a well has to be drilled into the underground reservoir. In some cases, there is enough pressure underground to force the oil to the surface. However, in most cases, the underground pressure is not sufficient, and the oil is aided to the surface by beam pumps or electrical submersible pumps.
- Push the start button.
- Observe how oil is pumped from the well to the surface.